Justin Bieber was all smiles on the balcony of his Rio de Janeiro hotel Friday. (FameFlynet)
It's fitting Justin Bieber's new single — which was released Monday morning — is called "Bad Day" because he seems to be having a string of them.
While performing in São Paulo, Brazil, on Saturday night, the 19-year-old was hit with a water bottle. The H20 attack caused the shirtless singer to drop the microphone while performing his megahit "Boyfriend," give a death stare in the direction of the person who threw it, and then leave the stage and not return.
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"The fans didn't know what was going on and stayed in their seats half an hour, hoping that he would come back to finish the show," said journalist Felipe Gladiador, who was reviewing the show for Brazil's G7 website. "The public called for him, sang 'Baby,' and yet nothing. The lights came on, Bieber's team started to take the equipment away and the fans realized it wasn't going to happen. In the end, there was no farewell, no thanks, and no rendition of his most famous song."
Bieber quickly became the target of jokes related to the incident when a fake Twitter account was created for the water bottle. Posts included things like, "Stop judging me, I just wanted to touch Justin like the rest of you."
If the rude attack ruined his night, he wasn't letting anyone know about it. After the show, he took to Twitter to praise the audience, writing, "We had a good time tonight. brazil goes hard. u all were loud tonight. thanks for the love. it's all love. all the time. Obrigado Brazil! On to the next one. #BelieveTour again tomorrow."
Perhaps the positive attitude (at least on Twitter) was because it wasn't the first time Bieber had been pelted with a water bottle. In 2010, he was performing in Sacramento when a similar incident occurred. That time, however, he didn't storm off stage. He said, "Ow, that didn't feel good," but kept singing.
Biebs's show in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the following night was less dramatic. There were no flying objects — at least ones that made contact with him.
Bieber, under a blanket, on Saturday night. (FameFlynet)
While he has yet to address the scandal directly, someone in his camp denied it was a brothel to "Entertainment Tonight," referring to it instead as a "private club," but not elaborating on the difference. And Bieber bizarrely received the blanket treatment from his bodyguards again on Saturday as he exited a regular club after a night partying.
Adding to Bieber's bummer weekend, he was also dethroned as Twitter's most popular user. On Sunday, Katy Perry edged ahead of him and now has 46.53 million users to his 46.51.
Bieber had been in the lead for the last nine months after he surpassed Lady Gaga, ending her two-year run in the No. 1 spot.
The Canadian crooner's very bad weekend comes as his latest single, "Bad Day," is released. The song, which dropped early Monday morning, is one of heartbreak, likely about ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez. On the ballad, he sings, "Though I didn't think you would let me down that easy/Oh no girl/ And I didn't think it was over until you walked away/Like it was nothin' baby."
The sure-to-be hit song is one of a string of new singles for the singer, including "Heartbreaker" and "Recovery." It seems likely they will be included in his upcoming documentary, "Believe," which will arrives in theaters on Christmas Day.
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